fraud


fraud
01. He was arrested and charged with [fraud] after trying to use someone else's credit card.
02. He was fined for tax [fraud] for not including his waitering tips on his income tax form.
03. If you ask me, these psychics who appear on television are a bunch of [frauds] who exploit people's gullibility.
04. The supposed Picasso painting turned out to be a [fraud] done by a known criminal.
05. International observers say that election [fraud] is widespread, and that the results of the vote are meaningless.
06. The CEO has refused to respond to the allegations of [fraud] and is referring all questions to his lawyer.
07. Credit card [fraud] is a huge problem now that people are buying stuff over the Internet.
08. He has been arrested a number of times for making [fraudulent] insurance claims for fake injuries he said he got in minor car accidents.
09. There is a Gaelic proverb which says that there is no greater [fraud] than a promise not kept.
10. Sophocles observed that it is better to fail with honor than succeed by [fraud].
11. He was arrested for making a [fraudulent] claim for social assistance benefits.
12. Many people are taken in each year by medical [fraud], and worthless health products.
13. In 1994, a Jerusalem court found the former heads of Israel's top four banks guilty of [fraud] in a scandal that cost the government $9 billion.
14. Following the [fraudulent] elections of May 2000, international donors suspended almost all aid to Haiti.
15. The police found over 20,000 [fraudulent] credit cards during a raid on a private home.
16. He was fired from his job after trying to [defraud] the company of over $10,000 for expenses he didn't actually have.
17. She is on trial for trying to [defraud] her insurance company after faking a back injury.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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